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Big Boy Restaurant - Clare

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10240 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-8925
+1 989-386-4525
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173 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Big Boy has been around a long time, decades, in fact. This one is a newer member of the group, only being here about 15 years, as I was told, anyway. The place is in the woods of Mid-Michigan and the setting shows the good wood and rural Midwest at its most consistently comfortableness. Food is very good, with only... More 

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Thank RPata
Clare, Michigan
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We've had some good meals at this Big Boy location how ever on 3 or 4 different occasions we had really poor service. Usually the waitress will say, we are short staffed. We will still visit, everyone has a rough day.

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Thank lsines2015
Goodrich, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

What poor poor food and service. We ordered a hot dog for our grandson and they waited until they brought our food to tell us the were out of hotdogs. So now we have to order something else for our 3 year old grandson and wait 10 minutes to get what he really didn't want. If they had told us... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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1,662 reviews
877 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stopped with my wife at this Big Boy on our way south from Mackinaw City. Service was good and the food was good. Restaurant was clean and in good repair. No problems encountered.

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Thank Chipperhigh2
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My husband, raised on a farm in the Midwest loves to stop in Bob's Big Boy where he can enjoy his comfort foods favorites and this restaurant's menu offers just that. We timed it so well that we also each enjoyed a celebration of Bob's Big Boy's 80 years of business with a huge portion of dark chocolate cake, topped... More 

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Thank Darcia K
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Their food is SO-SO..HIT AND MISS. The Broccoli Cheddar Soup is LUMPY and UNATTRACTIVE. Wait staff work hard. The American food is FAIR to BELOW AVERGE.

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Thank Kathy C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We haven't eaten here in a few months, arrived an hour before closing. They were quite busy and the kitchen was backed up. The "new" waiter was doing Everything, busing, making desserts, cashing out, all of it. Our food Sat in server window for a long time, and when delivered had to have sides nuked to get warm. Manager was... More 

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Thank S B
Williamston, Michigan
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Three of us went for dinner on a weeknight. The server was very nice and attentive and the food was pretty good. I had the Big Boy burger and fries, my dining companion had fish and chips, and a soup and sandwich combo. The size of the servings were more than adequate. The problem came when I went to pay.... More 

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Thank BirdontheRoad
Buchanan, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. The prices are very reasonable and the restaurant was clean. Wide range of items available

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Thank Christina B
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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164 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Clare does not have many restaurants. We took 3 of the grandchildren to Big Boy after the St. Patrick's Day parade. The restaurant was not full and they should have been prepared for a large crowd but the wait for the food was extremely long especially with 3 small children.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10240 S Clare Ave, Clare, MI 48617-8925
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clare County  >  Clare
  • Phone Number: +1 989-386-4525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?